Pet owners received advice on a range of issues at a community event organised by police in Dover.
Visitors were able to speak to officers, professionals and specialists at the event in Pencester Gardens on Friday 8 April 2022.
Representatives of Kent County Council, Dover District Council, the RSPCA, The Dogs Trust, Dogs Lost UK, Crimestoppers, animal carers AHPAW and the Artisan Rare Breeds Centre were present, along with a Kent Police Dog Liaison Officer.
Chipped dogs were checked to ensure they can still be tracked if lost or stolen, and owners were given advice on animal welfare issues, related crimes and rescue and adoption processes.
Acting Inspector Leigh Woolnough, of Dover Community Safety Unit, said: ‘Protecting pet owners from becoming victims of crime is an important issue for Kent Police and the many partner agencies we work with.
‘We hope to organise similar events to this in future to give the public an opportunity to speak to experts, and to allow us and other agencies to hear community concerns.’
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